Photographs © Highland Folk Museum
Ardverikie Estate Sawmill at
the Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
Grid Reference: NN 724 996,
OS sheet 35
Post code: PH20 1AY
Directions: Turn off the A9 between Perth and Inverness, signposted Newtonmore
and Kingussie. From the south, go through Newtonmore towards Kingussie on the
A86, and the museum entrance is on the right on the outskirts of the village.
The machinery for this sawmill was originally installed by Alexander Cameron at
Nethy Bridge in 1863. In 1937, it was relocated in its entirety to Ardverikie
Estate, near Laggan, where the BBC series Monarch of the Glen was filmed.
Here a 12ft overshot wheel powered the mill, which supplied 'off the saw' timber
for use on the estate.
By the late 90s the sawmill was disused, and it was again relocated, this time
to the Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. The sawmill is now fully working again,
and can be viewed by the public along with over thirty other re-located or
recreated Highland buildings. There is no entry charge to the museum.
Opening times 2017
Daily, 5th April- end August,
National Mills Weekend Opening Times 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10.30-17.30.
Jacob O'Sullivan, 01540 672230